June 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Turnback project begins

The first evidence of the old Highway 10 turnback project getting started showed up early this week. One of the Tom’s Backhoe workers was busy Monday morning stripping out this row of trees on the block north of the Super America store. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Morrison Co. Fair in Motley is June 24-27

Celebrating 100 years in 2010

The Motley Fair, known as the longest running fair in Morrison County, is celebrating its Centennial this year with a lot of old favorite activities; and a few new ones, too. More...

Pine River woman killed in one vehicle rollover

Cass County authorities report a single vehicle rollover, which claimed the life of a 48 year old Pine River woman, now identified as Rhonda Ann Sorg, 48 of Pine River.   More...

Kelzer wins prize for innovative idea

Central Lakes College alumni Justin Kelzer was selected as the recipient of the $2,500 certificate for having the Idea of the Month in ”Successful Farming” magazine’s monthly feature. More...

Letters

Grateful grads

Stap les I ’ve o nly seen Dollars For Scholars, Grad Blast, and even graduation itself from the sidelines as a teacher in the Staples Motley educational system, but this year I was nearly over my head in all of it as a parent.   More...

Staples hospitality appreciated

I am writing to the newspaper to tell a story about how my truck broke down in Staples on my way up north to go fishing the evening of May 19, 2010.   More...

Motley’s highway lane to nowhere

Staples Alaska may have a “Bridge to Nowhere,” but Motley has a “Highway Lane to Nowhere.” A couple of years ago, the highway department spent thousands of dollars to improve (questionable) the intersection at Highways 10 and More...

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

June 11   DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING Fri., 4 p.m., 210 Jefferson St. S (Cyber Cafe) Wadena. For info., 218-631- 1714.   June 12   STORY HOUR for children, Stomping Grounds coffee house, Staples, Sat., 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. More...

Crow Wing Calendar

June 14   SHIP (STATEWIDE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM) OF CASS COUNTY, meet-andgreet session for Cass County farmer’s markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and local growers, Mon., June 14, 4 - 6 p.m., Pine River Chamber of Comm More...

Life Currents

Quilts for soldiers

Charlie and Kathy Crews, Staples, mailed nine boxes of supplies to American troops in Afghanistan recently. More...

Special visit

On Memorial Day, May 31, members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70 visited the 15 veterans who reside at Lakewood Health Care Center. More...

Rig worker hit with metal hook

A 27-year-old man, formerly of Staples, was hit in the head with a 100 pound metal hook May 20 in an oil field rig accident in Wyoming.   Justin Worden was hospitalized at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. More...

Sports

Five golfers going to state as individuals

Three Cardinal boys and two girls will be playing next week in the Class AA state golf tournament. More...

Cardinal girls take first at Section 6AA

Ashley Lisson leads six girls to state Class AA track meet this week

The Staples Motley girls made a great showing at the Section the Section 6AA track meet on Thurs- day, June 3, with the girls earn- ing their first place champio n s h i p finish.   More...

Three Cardinal boys at state track meet

The Staples Motley boys track team will have three seniors compet- ing at the state Class AA tract meet this weekend in four events. More...

Water at hospital found safe to drink

Although there was a report of contaminated water at the Lakewood Health System main campus on Friday, June 4 tests by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Saturday, June 5 that the water at the main campus of LHS was safe to drink. More...

Wadena County to increase multi-county solid waste efforts

On July 1 Wadena County will join five other counties in organized Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection, commissioners decided at their June 1 meeting. Wadena County’s current HHW collection arrangement with Becker County ends June 30. More...

‘Mr. D’ is retiring after 40 years in classroom

A teacher in Staples since the fall of 1969, Mr. D is reluctantly retiring.   More...

 

News

Area counties see contests for commissioner seats

The filing period for election to public office closed June 1. Primary elections are scheduled for Aug. 10, and the general election will be Nov. 2. More...

Staples sumo wrestlers

Sumo wrestlers “Nate the Barbarian” (also known as Staples Administrator Nate Mathews) and “Crusher Chris” (also known as Staples Mayor Chris Etzler) entertained a crowd gathered in downtown Staples June 3, for a Turnback Kic More...

Project engineers

Dennis Kahlhamer (left) and Donald Anderson are employed with Widseth, Smith and Nolting, the engineering firm hired to work on the Hwy 10 Turnback project in Staples. More...

Opinion

Singin’ the ‘no seat belt, got a ticket’ blues

Confessions of a law-breakin’ small town reporter

Like the Ten Commandments, apparently the “Click It or Ticket” seat belt law is more than just a suggestion. A lesson I learned the hard way recently, to the tune of $110. I wasn’t alone. More...

Balanced budget and jobs in last session

The 2010 legislative session has concluded and I want to share with you the highlights of our important work to balance the state budget and create jobs for a lasting economic recovery. More...

Current Happenings

Library summer reading program begins June 14

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will begin its annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) for children and teens ages 0-18, on Monday, June 14, continuing through August 14. Registration takes place at GRRL branch libraries beginning June 14.   More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition   Program   Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8:30 a.m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

Music video camp June 14-18 at CLC

Central Lakes College will conduct a music video camp June 14-18 for grades 10 - adult on the Staples campus. The day camp (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) is held in lab space to be shared with the new videography production degree program this fall.   More...

Obituaries

Donald "Butch" Dumpprope

Donald “Butch” Dumpprope, 67, of Poplar, died June 7, 2010 at home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 10, 11 a.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church with a visitation one hour prior to services. More...

Catherine Johnson

Catherine “Katie” L. Johnson, 79, of Motley, died June 2, 2010, at home.   Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. June 12, 2010 at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples. Burial will be at a later date. More...

Myron Sandberg

Myron Eugene Sandberg, 85, Pillager, died May 29, 2010 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.   Funeral services were held June 5, at the First Lutheran Church in Pillager with Pastor Heather Culuris officiating. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File No.   77-PR-10-588   In Re: Estate of   Irene M. More...

TODD COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Request for Proposals for Right   of Way Acquisition   Services for the North/South Corridor   with Railroad Overpass in the   City of Staples   Project   More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. More...